He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he gaze long into the abyss... only to find his own reflection.

Book Reviews

A highly recommended book: Flashback by Penny Coleman.

"Memory makes us who we are."
-- Penny Coleman

I do not remember buying this book, but I certainly remember reading it.

It was several years ago, and I was still struggling to understand PTSD and my internal struggle with it (undiagnosed) all my life.

In the book were first person narratives by women who survived their military husband's suicides. And I am reading the stories of those men and I am balling my eyes out and saying to myself, "How can their stories be so like mine!"

Then it hit me: It's easy to traumatize a child.

"In the end he did not harm enyone but himself."
-- L. Robideau
Writing Down the Pain
I'd like just once to fall asleep feeling good about myself. Just once. Drunken stupors do not count.